Colonial Athletic Association preview: Balanced league up for grabs again

William & Mary guard Omar Prewitt was the Tribe's second leading scorer last season and will be asked to lead this year. Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports

A substantial portion of the Colonial Athletic Association is now entitled to hang a regular-season championship banner, as last season's conference race ended in a four-way tie at 12-6. Northeastern, William & Mary, James Madison and UNC Wilmington all claimed a piece of the title, but it was coach Bill Coen's Huskies who prevailed in the league tournament.

This season, Northeastern will rely on the senior duo of Quincy Ford and David Walker, the latter being quite possibly the only starter you'll ever see at any level of basketball who has averaged less than one foul per 40 minutes for an entire season.